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Mount Bazarduzu

In this section you will find the most objective technical information on the mountain climbing routes. All mountain route descriptions are based on the personal experience of our guides operating these routes. They do not claim for absolute accuracy, evaluation of the complexity of some sections can be subjective and depend on the season. All materials listed in that section are intellectual property and intended for informational purposes only, any commercial use or total or partial reproduction is possible only by written permission of the copyright holder. MCS AlexClimb School of Mountaineering and Rockclimbing takes no responsibility for any consequences of using the information provided on this page. Do not forget that mountain climbing routes can be deadly dangerous regardless of their complexity.

Caucasus, Russia - Azerbajan, Dagestan.
Climbing Mount Bazarduzu from Russia. Season: June - September (Best time - June-July)

Information intended for evaluation purposes only. In order to avoid surprises and possible dangers and complications, we recommend to take part in the organized program of the MCS AlexClimb "Caucasus Dagestan climbing, climbing Mount Bazarduzu"  - by well known route, accompanied by experienced guides. This will significantly increase the probability of success and safety of your climbing.

The easiest and most convenient way from the North side (Russia) goes from the Kurush village and takes two days of quite intensive hiking. There are no marked trail nor visible tourist activity so you can enjoy the virgin condition of the mountain - please, leave the place in the same state as you find it - absolutely clear from the human garbage!

To the base of the mountain you can get with 4x4 car, drive from Derbent via E50/E119/P-217 takes 4-5 hours and when the road ends you can camp below Kurush village or find some accommodation facilities in the village - the inhabitants are extremely friendly.

After nightspent, you cross the river Chekhichay by the bridge in the narrow gorge and keep right until you reach the smaller river. Follow the cows tracks by the left bank until the possible crossing point and get to the right (as you facing the mountain) bank of that river. Futher you fallow slight trail mosly uphill and in 2.5-3 hour you reach first good camping site at the level of 2600 m. If you feel well it is better to continue up as from the first camp it is a very long way to the summit. In one hour from the camp you reach a deep canyon which is to be crossed a bit higher on your right (some scrambling is possible while getting to the opposite side of the canyon). Then continue going up keeping to the right side of the huge scree slope. When at the level 3100-3200 cross the slope to the left and you are on the good camping spot from which the summit can be reached in 4-6 hours. Late in the season there could be a problem finding water there. ​From the camp you go to the base of the West slope of Bazarduzu 3800 and turning left climb towards the summit following the wide and comparably easy scree slope until the top.

For the climb early in the season it is reccommended to have all the set of alpine clothes, crampons, light ice axe and crampons.

The route is located in the border zone where special permit is obligatory - that is a most complication secially regarding that for non Russian residents it is 60 days required for issuing that paper.

Our Principles

AlexClimb Rule #1 - Safety First

From the very beginning of our activity, here nearly 16 years, the first Principle of work of School of mountaineering and rock-climbing of MCS AlexClimb is the Safety Priority. On the basis of this Principle all process of training is based, all programs and rounds are developed and carried out only within this main principle. We consider that at professional approach to development of programs, at personal discipline and correctly put motivation - occupations by mountaineering and rock-climbing are COMPLETELY safe. And from the return - all troubles and accidents in our sport come from nonprofessionalism, from ignorance or neglect by elementary standards of safety, from irrational motivation, from revaluation of own forces and opportunities. All these prerequisites we COMPLETELY EXCLUDE in our work - ours Rock-climbing, Ice climbing and Mountaineering are based on one Principle - the Safety Priority. In rock-climbing, mountaineering and ice climbing, the Priority of Safety of MCS AlexClimb-is your personal security and comfort irrespective of, than we are engaged - we train muscles and we work technology of the movement in the sports hall and on the rock climbing wall, we make the way through snowstorm to top or we relax on golden sand of the Caribbean beach after hot day of trainings on rocks. The Safety priority - the main credo of School of mountaineering and rock-climbing of MCS AlexClimb.

AlexClimb Rule #2 - Leave No Trace

Closely interacting with Nature, working with the active programs in mountains, woods, lakes and rivers, we perfectly understand the importance of carefull and respectfull bahavior towards the Nature, for its resources. From the very beginning of our outdoor-activity we adopted rules of  Leave No Trace technique - the standard of behavior of the person accepted in all the civilized world in relation to environment and especially - to the wild nature. After all on the relation of people to the nature near which they exist, itself can draw dalekoidushchy conclusions on the relation of these people to... Where and as we didn't travel - we don't reserve any garbage, we try to reduce whenever possible our influence on environment to a minimum. We clear earlier zagryazyonny tourist parking of the left garbage, we take out and we take out to utilization places that to us other people left there. We consider that only thus, at personal individual consciousness of each citizen, each tourist, climber or autotraveller, we will be able to keep the nature surrounding us in its state, natural, suitable for life, - in it pledge of the healthy future for ourselves and our children.

AlexClimb Rule #3 - Sober Concious

The position of AlexClimb Mountain and rockclimbing School regarding healthy lifestyle is quite clear - we consider that only sober consciousness is capable to fill sincere emotions,  to sympathize, to enjoy life in all its variety. Bright various enjoyable life is possible only on condition of keeping the absolute sobriety and purity of consciousness. Any way of obscuring our perception of reality is intended to do harm to our consciousness and bring harm to our physical health, to replace the true values by false ones, to destroy us physically - to turn us into flabby, weak, senseless, gray herd with empty hazy eyes. We don't force anybody to our point of view, everyone has a God's gift of making his own choice and to destroy himself if that is what he wants... But in AlexCilimb Mountain Climbing School we accept quite certain and very simple set of rules: neither alcohol, nor drugs.